laceynoelle

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Hey, this seemed like a good place to put this:
I had a cochin bantam go broody, hatch out 8 chicks, then about 3 weeks later, go broody again. Her chicks are independent, the run around with the other chicks from this year. Isnt it too early for her to go broody agian, and should I let her? She molting, so she wont be laying a whole lot of eggs anyway. Doesnt she need a break?
 

mstricer

Crowing
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Feb 12, 2009
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It depends if you want more chicks. If not just keep removing her from the nest and don't let her have any eggs.
Good luck. Michele
 

chookhead

Songster
8 Years
Sep 7, 2011
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hello to evryone out there i have 6 lovely hens that have layed thru winter for 2 yrs and i was wondering when they would go broody i have 1 giant australorp she is beautiful and healthy but not currentyl laying and a light/speckled sussex and both have no interes tin eggs, the funny thing is my other hens are production breeds like isa brown red sexlink and a mystery hen. the isa has started showing signs or broodiness like sittin on the nest for a very very very very long period of time and while she is on the nest she tunrs that eggs and acts broody and stares in to no where i tap her beak and no reaction at all she sits ther spread over the eggs so does anyone noe wat she is doin and how to get my australorp to broody btw my australorp has brooded b4 but the previous owners made her get up and the white sussex is only 1 year old so they are my only hope and how to kjeep the isa brown don on the nest because hse gets up in the middle of the day and forgets the eggs exist lol sorry for the long explaination
 

chookhead

Songster
8 Years
Sep 7, 2011
327
9
141
hello to evryone out there i have 6 lovely hens that have layed thru winter for 2 yrs and i was wondering when they would go broody i have 1 giant australorp she is beautiful and healthy but not currentyl laying and a light/speckled sussex and both have no interes tin eggs, the funny thing is my other hens are production breeds like isa brown red sexlink and a mystery hen. the isa has started showing signs or broodiness like sittin on the nest for a very very very very long period of time and while she is on the nest she tunrs that eggs and acts broody and stares in to no where i tap her beak and no reaction at all she sits ther spread over the eggs so does anyone noe wat she is doin and how to get my australorp to broody btw my australorp has brooded b4 but the previous owners made her get up and the white sussex is only 1 year old so they are my only hope and how to kjeep the isa brown don on the nest because hse gets up in the middle of the day and forgets the eggs exist lol sorry for the long explaination so be very happy that ur hens are actually brooding i am dyin here i want babies
 

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